Jon Gosier and Question Box - a highlight of TED Global 2009

Jessica Griggs, a reporter for New Scientist, learned about Question Box at TED Global 2009 and was impressed.

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Whooping and saving the world at TED

pinhead.JPGJessica Griggs, reporter

I am at the TED Global 2009 conference at Oxford, UK.

TED stands for technology, entertainment and design. They say it is the only conference in the world that actually makes a profit - not surprising when tickets are $4500 a pop.

Highlights included Jonathan Gosier, the founder of a software startup called AppAfrica. Gosier introduced us to Question Box, a service which effectively provides a speaking Wikipedia for people in remote villages in India and Africa without access to the internet and those unable to read.